You may have heard that ‘Ibiza is closed’ in 2020 due to a certain virus that is ripping through the entire world. This is only half true. Yes, the clubs have announced that they will remain closed this summer season, which does indeed break all our hearts! But the island has so much more to offer than completely getting off your chops in front of the best Djs around! Here we have a look at 7 things you can do this summer in Ibiza...
1. GET YOUR PARTY FIX DURING THE DAY
Lets face it; when coming to Ibiza we still want a good knees up and a good party. Although the major clubs will remain closed, many of the beach bars / day party areas have announced that they are open for business. Okay, its not quite the same as standing in front of CamelPhat at 4am in Hi, telling your pals you love them and asking some stranger for a sip of his water but many of the main day party spaces will still be open. O beach, Destina and Ibiza Rocks have announced they will be in operation. So if you want a good drink and perhaps a good gurn if thats your thing then you still have an outlet for it. Hell.....as we get older here we actually prefer the day sessions! Sign me up to a day session anytime!
2. VISIT FORMENTERA
Even as a regular Ibiza visitor you may never have visited the beautiful island of Formentera. Most party goers don't because it’s hard work recovering from the night before and setting sail to another island; however, this year may be your opportunity to check out the beauties of this neighboring island. Take the time to relax on the beautiful beaches and enjoy some good food!
3. CHECK OUT THE HIPPY SIDE
Ibiza has long been know for its Hippy culture, with many people from around the world flocking to the island to get involved. Why not take this year to go check out some of the Hippy markets in Es Canar or even head to Benirras Beach where people come together to watch the sunset, play live instruments and socialize. There may even be a more.....‘psychedelic experience’, shall we say, if you choose to look for it!
4. CLIFF JUMPING
Spend a day out and about, swimming in the ocean and doing a little bit of cliff jumping. A popular spot is Cala Tarida but you can find some spots close to San Antonio which offer similar types of rock formations to throw yourself off. Have a day out chatting shit with your mates and doing some cliff jumping.
5. Visit Es Vedra
Es Vedra is one of the more magical places on the island; shrouded in mystery and mythology. It is quoted to be one of the most magnetic places in the world, some people say there are occasional UFO sightings and others say it is part of the mythological city of Atlantis. Of course, a lot of random and probable bullshit but the main point is......it’s a pretty sweet spot for a visit!! And if you are one of the more spiritually minded folk among us then you may find something you are looking for here at Es Vedra. It is great at sunset but to get the best experience why not sit down for some food and bevvies at one of the many places overlooking this magical rock?
6. CHARTER A BOAT AND HAVE A BOAT PARTY
There are many companies on the island which offer day charters for boats at very affordable prices if you round up a squad of people. Why not use this year to see the island from a different perspective and jump aboard a little sesh boat? Or if you don’t want to have a session on a boat then have a relaxing day out on the boat. The choice is yours.
7. HIRE SOME TRANSPORT AND SEE THE ISLAND
Typically, when clubs are in operation people tend to flock to San Antonio or Playa D’en Bossa but the island has so many little towns and secluded beaches for you to check out. Why not hire a car or scooter and take a day touring the island. Just get lost in it. Find those little secluded beaches or take a trip to the North of the island and see what life is like for Ibiza residents. Drive to the old town and take in some historical sites, find some nudist beaches and let it all hang out, check out the caves at Can Marca, head to Cala Comte for drinks and chills, hit up some local food places and immerse yourself in the Balearic lifestyle.
Okay, we understand; a trip to Ibiza without the super clubs is a kick in the bollocks for us all but this does give you the opportunity to see the Island from a different perspective. We love getting on it and chatting utter cod shit outside of DC-10 as much as anyone but Ibiza definitely is not ‘closed’ as so many articles online may have you believing. We are all due a holiday after the nonsense endures this year and Ibiza should still be on your list.